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Victoria Scarborough

Program Co-Ordinator & Senior Lecturer in Screen Acting & Creative Technologies

v.scarborough@chi.ac.uk

A classical actor, Victoria trained at RADA between the years 1986-89. During the nineties and early 2000’s her established theatre, TV and Film career has seen her play many leading and support roles for costume and contemporary drama.

The Royal National Theatre (London), Hampstead Theatre (London), The Royal Hammersmith (London), The Royal Exchange (Manchester), The New Vic (London) and Leeds Playhouse were some of the theatres she regularly performed at during those years.  In rep. she played at the Minerva and main house for Chichester Festival Theatre. Other main house and studio performances were for the Birmingham Rep, The Glasgow Citz, Leeds and Nottingham Playhouse, and The New Victoria Theatre (Stoke-On-Trent).

Favourite classical plays and roles have been …in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Ophelia), Othello, (Desdemona), Sophocles Electra ‘Electra’, The Winters Tale (Hermione), Middleton’s Women Beware Women (Bianca), and Venice Preserved (Aqualina), Molière’s, The Hypochondriac (Toinette), La Ronda (All female parts), Noel Coward’s, Gilda (Design For Living) and Sybil in Private Lives; Restoration drama includes: The Rivals (Lydia Languish), Love for Love, (Rosina), The Barber of Seville (Rosina), and many more…

She has directed in theatre also, but in the more recent years, taking a break from acting to bring up her two children (now 11 and 19) through the support of Chichester university, she has been able to develop her directing and script writing skills.

For her extensive T.V and Film Credit list between the years 1990 – 2008 please see her IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0769107/

Creative media projects have seen her employed as the Queen of Hearts for a Tom Jones music video, narrator for an award winning documentary ‘Snapshots from Reality’ by Johanna St Michaels; recently, voice over artist for an international campaign called ‘Socializing the Genome’ and released in 2018, an art-house documentary film about the internationally acclaimed, singer songwriter Matt Johnson: The Inertia Variations.

Since the late nineties, Victoria has been a student of Capoeira – and in 2008 - borrowing from the art-form, she co-created with her Brazilian Mestre (Carlao Teixeira), Kyo, a movement warm-up, designed especially for actors.

In 2017 she qualified with a 1st Class Honours in Literature and Creative Writing and is currently involved in a selection of writing and international film projects.

Working with Chichester University since 2014, Victoria has recently been awarded the position of Program Coordinator & Senior Lecturer for the Screen Acting and Creative Technologies Department.

She is married to her long term partner and collaborator, film director, Tim Pope.